Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This and that

Yes, I love the movie "Raising Arizona." I wouldn't say it gets quoted here daily, but at least monthly, with occasional flare-ups. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

I've been busy lately. I'm trying to learn to crochet, at least a little bit. This is my first attempt, and now I think I know how to avoid the gradual narrowing I've achieved here. Maggie Righetti is my good friend.

And see all these lovely diamonds? They're about 5 rows past the armhole shaping. Guess what I forgot to do. . . Time for some rippage.

The yarn really was closer to the end of the cone than I'd feared. Fortunately, my new order from Artfibers showed up today -- talk about blindingly quick customer service! I can knit right past any shaping with confidence now. I may even have enough for tiny frog closures -- I think it's going to need something.

Now to find time to clean the house thoroughly and work out tonight. Guests tomorrow!


Katherine said...

Love your diamonds. You just might finish this thing yet, after the rippage of course. ; )

Crochet - eek! That's what my crochet looks like. If you've figured out the secret, please share.

allisonmariecat said...

Ooh, crochet is a beautiful mystery to me! Way to go.

I love your diamonds. Got carried away, huh? There's a funny knitting reference in some mystery novel (cannot remember which one) in which the woman has a sock that's several feet tall because she doesn't have the courage to turn the heel. You could have an extra-long tunic-y sweater :) I hope the ripping goes well.

katesaid said...

Funny, I've been dusting off my crochet skills, as well - I've known how for upwards of 20 years but never tried to follow a pattern or make anything fancier than a beer can cozy. But as you commented, knitting does take a while... so I'm crocheting my next market bag. It's coming along...

By the way, you've been tagged. :)

Lara said...

Crocheting can be much fun. I just knit a lot more.

I love Raising Arizona. I haven't watched it in ages.